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what are the best/worst things to do? do normal painkillers help at all? specifically lower back area. thanks.
Get some heat packs and apply to lower back area.
Try doing some gentle stretching of area.
Exercise/movement is good for back pain as long as not to strenuous too soon.
Heat packs and rubbing some Deep Heat into the area may also help.
got the stronger ones and they worked surprisingly well, I needed them for work because otherwise I wouldn't have been able to go (or get payed).
but i'm going to be one of those annoying people that tells you to go straight to the chiropractor.
i went 2 years without going and the moment i walked in there i regretted not having gone in the very first week.
but nurofen is a very quick fix. as is alcohol actually. and some illegal drugs.
Seriously, lower back pain is nothing. It barely even qualifies as 'pain' at all.
that's often a cause for lower back pain
it's what someone with lower back pain told me.
I get that if I sleep for more than 16 hours at a time.
Answer: get up off your arse for a bit and move around.
every so often as this can help stop the muscles seizing up completely.
How supportive is the chair you are in?
What's the length of period you'd be sat in one place/one position at any one time?
What 'activity' (if any) are you engaged in whilst seated?
Im getting a bit OT, but these are the types of questions you'd be asked in a workplace assessment or by your Doctor anyway.
i thought it was better last night because i'd actually been doing stuff in the day but when i woke up this morning it was only worse ;(((
Worst: any sudden movements, anything involving lifting, slouching.
Obv the 'best' things to do for a bad back can't always be done in the workplace, esp the 30/500 co-codamol.
get one of those thingys that you put in the microwave. My mum suffers from lower back pain and she uses one of those all the time.
If it gets really bad go to the doctors and request some strong Ibuprofen like Diclofenac. It's about as strong as CoCodamol but is anti-inflammatory too and won't send you to sleep. You can also use it at the same time as Paracetamol or cocodamol.